Winter is coming, so it’s time to think about re-shuffling the beauty cabinet. For me, my autumnal and wintry products differ considerably from my Spring and Summer collection, so, I thought that I’d share with you some of my Sally Beauty top picks for this Winter. During the colder months my skin feels a lot dryer and the blonde in my hair appears much duller. So with Christmas party season soon approaching, I popped into my local Sally Beauty store to pick up some essentials to keep me looking my best.
Sienna, Sienna, oh sweet Sienna X, I seriously cannot live without you. Now we all know that I love a good tan, whether fake or real, finding the correct products to maintain a healthy bronzed look is imperative for a girl like me (especially with Christmas season coming our way!). With any fake tan it is no hidden secret that I much prefer lotions. Personally I feel that they hydrate the skin a lot better and you can easily see where you are applying it- so you can kiss goodbye to that undesired streaky look. Also when fake tan is in the form of a lotion, I find that it fades a lot more gracefully on the skin. Some tanning products fade to be extremely drying which can inevitably make your skin look very scaly and alien like (not a good look). So in order to make my skin to have that healthy glow, I have been using Sienna X’s Deep Self Tan lotion for the last year now and I would have to say that it is definitely my top pick. Unlike most tanners, this tanner does not leave your skin smelling like a curry, it instead smells like vanilla and coconuts. Check out my before and after photo below:
If there’s one thing that I would make any tan lover buy, that would be Sienna X’s Luxury Tanning Mitt. Re-designed for extra comfort, this mitt’s super soft velvet surface makes applying tan a lot easier. Unlike many other tanning mitts, you are able to use both sides and it is also washable. It is honestly one of the softest tanning mitts out there on the market at the moment. You also need to invest in a good exfoliating mitt as it is always best to remove the old before applying a fresh tan layer.
Recently I have gone a lot lighter so I have opted for Tigi Bedhead Recharge Shampoo & Conditioner Tween Pack and Osmo Super Silver No Yellow Shampoo to help keep my blonde ends in tip top condition. Rich in antioxidants, the TIGI Bed Head Recharge Tween Duo removes pollutants, sweat and build up to reveal super reflective shine. So this shampoo and conditioner is perfect if you are someone who, like me, enjoys a lot of physical activity. Designed to replenish and rejuvenate your hair, it also protects against the damaging effects of heat styling and UV rays. This glamorous duo is currently available in a ‘tween’ pack as a buy one get the other half price for £29.99.
The Osmo Super Silver No Yellow Shampoo is an intense, sulphate free, purple shampoo specifically formulated for use on super-lightened, grey or bleached hair. Infused with super strong violet pigments to help remove unwanted yellow or brassy tones, hair colour is transformed and radiance restored. I have been using this shampoo the last 3 washes and I can already see a huge difference. Depending on how brassy your hair is, you can either apply it directly onto the hair, or, you can mix it in with another shampoo. I find that using the shampoo directly onto your hair seriously helps to lift the brassy tones out.
What are your Winter beauty essentials? Much Love, Eltoria x